Feeling Trapped in a cycle of addiction?
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention
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What is MBRP?
Relapse Prevention is a program designed to teach individuals suffering from
addictions to use mindfulness practices to cultivate an increased awareness of
triggers, habitual patterns, and “automatic” reactions that seem to control
their lives. Through these practices individuals learn to put space between a
trigger and a reaction, so that more skillful actions can be chosen.
Similar to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression, MBRP is a
program designed to integrate mindfulness practices and principles with
cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention. It is not a process-oriented
psychotherapy group, nor does MBRP promote, endorse or discourage any religious
course consists of eight, 2-hour, weekly sessions. The total cost is $400 and
Who is right for MBRP?
is best suited to individuals who have undergone initial treatment for
addictive behaviors, or who have some recovery under their belt and have
abstinence as a goal -- people who wish to maintain their treatment gains and
develop a lifestyle that supports their well-being and recovery.
What are the goals of
Develop awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and learn ways
to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.
Change our relationship to discomfort, learning to recognize challenging
emotional and physical experiences and responding to them in skillful ways.
Foster a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward ourselves and our
a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery.
How do I enroll?
Interested individuals are invited to contact the course
facilitators for a brief pre-group phone screening. The course will meet for 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings
from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., starting Tuesday 7/11/2017. We will need a minimum of 8 group members to start. Location: Downtown San Francisco location will be provided upon
registration. Very convenient to MUNI, BART. Paid parking is available 2 blocks away at the 5th and Mission Parking Garage.
Who do I call?
Dr. Lauzé is a psychiatrist in private practice, with
a special interest in addictions medicine, who also teaches about integrating
mindfulness and psychotherapy.
Steven Tierney EdD, LPCC, CAS ● 415-742-0215 Dr. Tierney is a psychotherapist, the director of the graduate program in Community Mental Health at CIIS, a certified addiction specialist and a Buddhist priest.